Dhoni to serve army from July 31

According to News 18, Dhoni will be doing the patrolling, guard, post duties.

In Twitter, News 18’s correspondent wrote:

“Army makes it official.

Lieutenant Colonel (Honorary) Dhoni to spend 16 days with 106 TA Battalion (Para) from 31Jul-15Aug.

The unit is in Kashmir as part of Victor Force.

That means he’ll be with the unit on independence day.

He’ll be doing patrolling, guard & post duties”

Earlier, Dhoni met the BCCI officials to announce that he is making himself unavailable for the West Indies tour that will begin on August 3rd.

Dhoni currently is an honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army of the Parachute Regiment since 2011, To become a qualified paratrooper, he had to complete five parachute training jumps from Indian Army aircraft in their Agra training camp.

After Dhoni was given the rank in 2011, he had said, “Since childhood, I had wanted to join the Army. I used to visit the cantonment area and seeing the soldiers I used to think that one day I will also be among them.”

courtesy: News 18